Lockdown lifts in central Dublin: 300,000 may be left jobless once the Government removes its income support schemes. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

An open letter to the Government from 1,000 scientists, disease experts and academics calling for a rethink on Ireland’s Covid-19 strategy should have(...)

Passengers at Heuston Station, which remained quiet as people were advised to avoid public transport in the second phase of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Collins Courts

Several prominent scientists and academics have called for a rethink on Ireland’s policy on tackling Covid-19, saying the aim should be to “crush” the(...)

Epidemiologist Prof Anthony Staines of DCU is one of the letter’s lead signatories.

Eliminating Covid-19 through tougher short-term measures represents the “most scientifically sound” strategy for Ireland, according to a group of Iris(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan (right) and  Prof Philip Nolan, chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Numbers can illuminate, or numbers can confuse. The true scale of Covid-19 deaths is contested globally. Equally so in Ireland, where mortality rates (...)

If an effective vaccine materialises, all changes; but no one can assume vaccination will save us.   Illustration:  Frank Bienewald/ Getty Images

What does the statistic of zero new deaths reported on Monday mean for Ireland? If Ireland avoids a second coronavirus peak, Monday, May 25th, 2020 wi(...)

Strong differences over the pace of reopening the economy are evident in media coverage this weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

If the Government does not rescue small businesses and stabilise employment, the State will have to bail out the banks once more, former top civil ser(...)

 Emma Blake with her mural of The Police in south Dublin. This is the latest in the artist’s ‘Stay At Home’ series encouraging people to stick to social distancing. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Removal of the 2km limit on movement and the ban on small gatherings are the restrictions most people want to see ended according to a survey of 35,00(...)

Gardaí in the Phoenix Park ask people to go home at the weekend: According to the survey, nine out of 10 people have a clear understanding of social distancing. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Just over a third of people feel that others around them have changed their behaviour when out in public due to coronavirus, according to an academic (...)

A person’s chances of survival following a heart attack vary depending on which Irish hospital the patient is treated in, new research shows.  File photograph: Alan Betson

A person’s chances of survival following a heart attack vary depending on which Irish hospital the patient is treated in, new research shows. The Nat(...)

Ireland has been spending ‘like drunken sailors’ on healthcare over the past 20 years but has very little to show for it, a conference on patient rights has been told. Image: iStock.

Ireland has been spending “like drunken sailors” on healthcare over the past 20 years but has very little to show for it, a conference on patient righ(...)

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